The increase in greenhouse gas emissions within the last five years has caused concern within the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. A state-funded report released in 2020 listed opportunities for mitigation and adaptation to assist in the effort to protect the quality of our aRead More →
Black cutworm numbers are high. There continue to be reports of high catch numbers of black cutworm (BCW) moths in pheromone traps throughout early May in the northeast. Early scouting of corn by WNYCMA staff confirm these warnings, as the larvae are around and actively feeding. ARead More →
Alfalfa weevil numbers are higher than normal. Areas that typically see a lot of weevils in the alfalfa are reporting numbers that need to be monitored as the second cutting starts to grow back. After harvest, check stubble and regrowth for signs of weevil feeding. If 50 percent of regrowtRead More →
It has come to our attention that law enforcement agencies and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are aggressively looking for anyone adding any type of new or used petroleum product to their manure. According to the DEC, some farms and custom applicators have been uRead More →
Time to Change Plans?
By, Dan Steward
Here we are well into May with a great deal of spring fieldwork yet to be done. Since things rarely seem to go as planned in farming, here are a few pointers to consider as you dodge raindrops to get the crops in.
With the operating costs of farming on the rise, finding ways to save money is crucial. One of the best methods to manage increasing costs is to be more efficient with nutrients. Good nutrient efficiency means lower fertilizer expenses and higher yields. Cornell has developed a program to calculaRead More →
The results of the February 22nd Board of Directors election are as follows:
John Borer (re-elected for a 2nd term)
Greg Chamberlain (re-elected for a 2nd term)
Jerry Hull (newly elected)
Congratulations and thank you to everyone.Read More →
The 2021 Corn Grain Trial results are in and full results are available at: https://wnycma.com/testplots.
Western New York Crop Management would like to extend a big thank you to the seed companies: Brevant Seeds, Hubner Seed, Local Seed Co.Read More →